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Prometheus Global Media to Acquire Mediabistro

Announced today, Prometheus Global Media – which owns and operates Adweek, The Hollywood Reporter, and Billboard, among others – has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Mediabistro’s editorial and e-commerce assets. The sale price? Eight million in cash.

As part of the deal, PrometheusGM will add to its portfolio mediabistro.com and editorial sites including FishbowlDC, FishbowlNY, TVNewser and PRNewser, as well as the Mediabistro Job Board, and Mediabistro’s education business.

Pending stockholder approval, the sale should close in late July. Current Mediabistro CEO Alan Meckler will keep the trade show business under a new name – Mecklermedia – also subject to stockholder approval.

“The new Mecklermedia will be able to significantly reduce debt, add working capital and concentrate on being an international trade show company concentrating in the fields of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and 3D Printing, which currently encompasses over 22 trade shows in 11 countries” said Meckler.

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Elevator Pitch: ‘Burn Note’ Keeps Prvate Messages Private

Remember on “Mission Impossible” when messages would self destruct after an agent listened to them? In this episode of “Elevator Pitch,” Alan Meckler speaks with Jacob Robbins about his startup “Burn Note.”

If you’re living in the cloak and dagger world of espionage, or just have a really sensitive message to send and want to make sure it never falls into the wrong hands, watch this episode. “Burn Note” allows you to send a secure email and set a timer to destroy the message after it’s read…forever…without all the smoke and drama.

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New Show! Elevator Pitch Fast Forward: I-Ella

They came on the mediabistroTV series “Elevator Pitch” hoping someone would take a chance on their ideas. In our new show, “Elevator Pitch Fast Forward,” host Alan Meckler checks up on the new business owners to see how they’re doing.

In our first episode, we dropped in on I-Ella CEO and founder, Ella Gorgla to see where the fashion insider’s marketplace is today. Gorgla showed us how giving clients a red carpet experience put new life into her business. She also gave “Elevator Pitch” hopefuls some solid advice to make sure their startups never go out of style.

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Elevator Pitch: ‘Hoppit’ Helps You Pick Bars and Restaurants to Match Your Style

In this episode of “Elevator Pitch,” Alan Meckler speaks with Steve Dziedzic about his social app ‘Hoppit.’ And when we say social app, we’re not talking the 140 characters or less kind.

“Hoppit” is an ambiance search engine that serves up restaurants and bars based on their atmosphere. Watch and see if “Hoppit” can help Alan find the perfect bar or romantic restaurant.

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Elevator Pitch: ‘Black Lapel’ Sells Men’s Custom Suits Online

In this episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with Warren Liao and Derek Tian, founders of “Black Lapel,” a website specializing in making custom luxury menswear at an affordable price. Find out if they make the cut.

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Elevator Pitch: Let ‘Go Try It On’ Be Your Virtual Stylist

In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with Marissa Evans founder and CEO of “Go Try It On.” It’s an iPhone app that acts like a virtual stylist. Users upload a photo of an outfit they plan on wearing and let their friends and the community respond.

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Elevator Pitch: TwoChop Makes a Game Out of Web Content

In this episode of Elevator Pitch, host Alan Meckler meets with TwoChop founder Mo Lam and AppAddictive CEO Mike Onghai about their gamification venture, TwoChop. If you run a blog or other content oriented website containing text, music, or images, TwoChop will make a game from the content.

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Elevator Pitch: Moonit App Finds Friends, Lovers Using Astrology

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler chats with the co-founders of Moonit, a social discovery app that connects people using astrology.

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Elevator Pitch: Jux Is Blogging Without the Crap

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler chats with Jux CEO Ted Metcalfe. Jux is a personal publishing platform that allows users to create immersive, full-screen collections of photos, videos, and words. The startup says it’s like blogging without all of the crap.

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Also, find out who’s hiring on the Mediabistro job board.

Elevator Pitch: Sonar Helps You Meet People Nearby

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler chats with Sonar founder Brett Martin. Sonar is a mobile app that helps you uncover the social connections you may have with people nearby. Martin talks about how he got his first round of funding at SXSW and describes his vision for the future of social interaction.

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